I heard from a little birdie today that a student said they just didn’t like me. (gasp!) Their reason: she’s just too happy.
((INSERT BIG OLE BELLY-ROLLIN LAUGH, Holding my side, Slapping my knee kind of laugh RIGHT HERE))
This is not a mischievous or “bwahahaha” kind of laugh. This is one from absolute JOY! I’m even MORE happy that someone thinks I’m TOO HAPPY! It actually gives me GREAT JOY!
How about that!? I bet they would have never guessed that. Well, maybe they would since I’m just TOO happy. Haha!
After I got through laughing, I started thinking.
Someone dislikes me for my attitude…really?
I wonder if they like sad people or those who spew hate? I wonder if they just don’t like my enthusiasm, because I know that annoys a lot of people. I’m just curious. It has nothing to do with me worrying at all about whether they like me or not. GOD likes me, I like me most of the time so, I’m good. What concerns me is that what if they don’t like happy, because they themselves can’t see happy. What if they can’t find happy? What if they don’t feel happy, because they don’t have Jesus? What if!?!
And then I thought about this… Do they think I’m happy every second of every day? I get sad, I get down on myself, things happen in my life that aren’t perfect. I have my storms like everyone else, but I choose to ride the waves with a positive attitude. AND I always choose not to ooze my sadness or concern on other people. Of course I have people I talk to about things like that, I don’t just bottle up my sad feelings… but I don’t hurt other people because I’m hurt.
Ok, enough thinking. Let’s get back to the main point…
I’m just TOO happy.
Hold on, this is better:
I love being TOO happy!
There are times in life where sadness overwhelms you.
Things happen… life is a bit chaotic or even uncertain.
Uncertainty seems to make us all uneasy and a bit crazy. Ok, a lot crazy.
THINK ABOUT IT THOUGH: Life changes all the time. Why aren’t we ready for it? We don’t properly prepare ourselves for it. Do we even know how? Who knows? I can’t answer those questions. They might as well be statements.
I do know, that instead of crying for days or griping about the situation, I CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY. Is it easy? Not really. At times, it’s so hard it makes the heart hurt, but still, I CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY. I might get sad and even cry some, but I still gotta choose to be happy. It might take talking myself into or setting my mind on other things like sunshine and sprinkles. It ESPECIALLY takes PRAYING A TON.
Whatever tactic needs to be taken in order to do it…I CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY.
No matter the situation or circumstance…
I CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY.
WEEBLES WOBBLE BUT THEY DON’T FALL DOWN!
Weebles is a trademark for several lines of children’s roly-poly toys originating in Hasbro‘s Playskool division on July 23, 1971. Tipping an egg-shaped Weeble causes a weight located at the bottom-center to be lifted off the ground. Once released, gravitational force brings the Weeble back into an upright position.
The popular catchphrase, “Weebles wobble, but they don’t fall down”, was used in advertising during their rise in popularity in the 1970s and during the relaunch in the 2000s.
Today I cleaned off my desk. While I was dusting off my little Willy Weeble Wobble guy (I’ve always called him Willy…have no idea if that is his “real” name.) who sits besides my computer and gives me a perma-smile, I thought YES! I want to be a weeble!
I’m not saying I want to be round like an egg although my shape may already resemble the roundness of an egg…I’m saying I want to STAY in my UP-RIGHT position. Again, not saying PHYSICALLY. I’m referring more to my mental state. My spiritual state. My overall attitude.
I’ve always liked the concept of the weeble. He stands there looking at me with his rosey cheeks and happy little smiley mouth and even though he might be tipped, knocked about a bit or even blown at, he will continue his stance. He doesn’t falter or fade. He stands his ground.
That is what I want to do. No matter what, I want to be able to have a perma-smile like him. I know I will be sad sometimes and I might wobble a bit, but I want to keep that bounce-back-ability no matter what! Even though I wobble …I want to NOT fall down!
In this NEW YEAR of NEW THINKING…I want to rely more and more on God to help me recover from any wobbling that may occur. The older I get and closer to GOD I find myself, the more I realize HE is the only way to truly recover from anything…truly BOUNCE BACK…truly wobble without falling down.
I hope you can be a WEEBLE WOBBLE too!
Wobble, Wobble, but don’t fall down!
Yes, it’s true, super happy me, cried today. I was so sad, depressed and stressed. I had a moment that truly just broke it for me. It had been building since yesterday afternoon. I won’t go into the details of the very moment that really sealed the crying deal, but when it happened and the tears started, it kept going. I took lunch in my dark classroom today, (without lunch) tissue in hand, red puffy eyes getting uglier and uglier…I didn’t care.
I just wanted to cry. SO I DID!
Once my class started after lunch, I was some better and lots less puffy. Then 7th period came where my students made me laugh out loud and just remember more about the reasons I love my job, I love my life and I love to be HAPPY!
I’m telling you now, happy people get unhappy too. For me, it doesn’t last for long and sometimes it pops up at the weirdest times, but it happens. I try to combat it, but sometimes ya just gotta give in, get the cryin’ over and move on. Amen for movin’ on!
Are you annoyed by my happiness? Well good! Hahaha! I promise I don’t mean to annoy you. I hate that you are annoyed, but I will not apologize for my happy attitude. Your annoyance or grumpiness cannot squelch the good time I’m having. Why would the fact that I AM HAPPY bother you anyway? Think about it. Really? Why?
Seriously, think …about …it. You know there are happy people in your life that you may think about sometimes as a complete annoyance. Why do they annoy you? Why not just join the fun? Why not look at life in brighter light? Are your circumstances so overwhelmingly sad that you have to try and pull others down with you? Do you understand that your bad attitude toward happy people just makes you even more sad and grumpy?
I refuse to allow your unhappiness to suck the happiness out of my day. I will separate myself from your attitude even if it means moving away from you physically. How sad would that be!? To not have ME in YOUR life!? hahaha! Ok, I’m sounding a bit arrogant. I know. And that was a joke, really…but REALLY—sometimes drastic measures are needed.
Come on, get happy, stop being annoyed and join the HAPPY!
Ending with this awesome quote below someone shared with me today and truly was the inspiration of this blog…
Do you see the glass as half empty or half full?
I’m a half full kinda gal as you could probably figure out if you have read any of my blog posts. I think I do a good job of putting forth an optimistic attitude. It’s what makes me happy. I love when everyone’s happy–PEACE is my fave. Looking on the bright side of situations is my norm. It’s what I do best. 🙂
I know the other side, though, has to be out there –the half empty glass people. I don’t mind the pessimist, because without them you wouldn’t be able to tell how optimistic I am, right? Ha!
I don’t pretend to understand their view though. How can I?
See, to me, really, the glass is TOTALLY FULL…not just half!
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